Later in the session we'll be getting business confidence and conditions data (the National Australia Bank Business Survey)

But first up its consumer sentiment, due at 2230 GMT

  • This is a weekly data point, from ANZ/Roy Morgan

I was away for the previous release, so I'm doing a bit of catch up and sort of thinking out loud.

  • Last week's result was 115.8, higher than its recent average (in recent months this number has been very weak).
  • Last week's was around a 0.7% rise, and the week before was +1.2%.
  • ANZ cited a key driver was an improvement in sentiment around current % future economic conditions